Matus, a seven-year-old Slovak boy, wears a Soviet military hat as he stands by remains of the border fences from the former ‘Iron curtain’ between Slovakia and Austria near Bratislava, Slovakia. Photo Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty
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Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, (far left), rides in the pack during the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.3 miles) with start in Saumur and finish in Limoges, France, on Tuesday
The Milky Way in the night sky, at the Hungarian-Slovakian border, near the village of Gemersky Jablonec, or Gomoralmagy in Hungarian.
Nuns pray during an early morning Rorate mass in Frnaciscan church in Bratislava on Thursday. Rorate Mass which is traditionally celebrated in Advent, in honour of Holy Mary, in the dark of the morning before sunrise, by candlelight
The solar observatory on Lomnicky Stit, in Slovakia’s High Tatras range, on Thursday. The station is one of five worldwide which observe emission spectral lines in the sun’s corona.
Serena Williams of the US serves to Dominika Cibulková of Slovakia during their women’s singles match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.